Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville Tennessee

Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville

Mark your calendar and check out the best upcoming Family-friendly fun events that rock Nashville and middle Tennessee! Discover events packed full of family fun including Music, Food, Animals, Kid Activities, Sports, Events & much more all happening this week.

There are a number of ongoing events including indoor happenings for those rainy days when the kids need a fun activities. Check out all of the upcoming Family Events and our Kid and Family Guide for the best Family resources in Middle Tennessee.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Upcoming Family Friendly Events

E.g., 10/21/2018
E.g., 10/21/2018
Dates: 
10/22/2018 - 10:00am
10/25/2018 - 10:00am

Open now through May 20, 2019

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Dates: 
10/23/2018 (All day)
10/24/2018 (All day)

Open Tuesday - Sunday Reservations Encouraged The Rabbit Hole VR Arcade is a place for gamers, non-gamers, families, friend groups, locals, tourists and everyone in between to escape the everyday and immerse themselves in a virtual world fo

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Dates: 
10/24/2018 (All day)
10/25/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Saturday

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Dates: 
10/23/2018 (All day)
10/24/2018 (All day)

Through January 13, 2019

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Dates: 
10/22/2018 (All day)
10/23/2018 (All day)

Great on a rainy day or any day for the entire family. Always have new and exciting science adventures for young minds. Adventure Science Center should be at the top of every families To Do List!

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Dates: 
10/22/2018 (All day)
10/23/2018 (All day)

The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live out the stories you love. Here’s how it works: You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape.

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Dates: 
10/22/2018 (All day)
10/23/2018 (All day)

Underneath the 63-foot Sudekum Planetarium dome, you’ll find yourself immersed by 6.5 million stars as you’re whisked away on your journey across the planet, the galaxy and beyond.

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Dates: 
11/18/2018 - 9:00am
12/16/2018 - 9:00am

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
Dates: 
11/09/2018 (All day)
11/10/2018 (All day)

November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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Dates: 
11/09/2018 - 4:00pm
11/10/2018 - 4:00pm

Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort! Don’t miss the magic of the new lights and festive décor Santa’s Elves have added for 2018.

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Dates: 
11/09/2018 - 5:00pm
11/10/2018 - 5:00pm

November 9, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 7:15pm
11/18/2018 - 7:15pm

November 17, 2018 - January 1, 2019 It is not everyday you hear about ice skating in Nashville but at Oprylands indoor ice rink you will find more than 7,000 square feet of real ice, this timeless holiday tradition has never been more fun.

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Dates: 
11/18/2018 - 6:15pm
11/19/2018 - 6:15pm
This fun, sticky and interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter. Choose a traditional gingerbread house and build the perfect candy home.
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Dates: 
11/20/2018 - 5:00pm
11/21/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 20, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 | Sunday - Thursday, 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Friday - Saturday, 5:00PM - 11:00PM

 
Dates: 
11/16/2018 - 11:15am
11/17/2018 - 11:15am

November 16 - December 25 | See Website for Excluded Dates

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)
11/24/2018 (All day)

Bells are ringing and spirits are bright! Enjoy an all new holiday lights tour like none other with Grand Avenue this season. Twinkling lights, steaming cider and holiday memories await!

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018 | 5:00pm - 10:00 pm Delight in the joy of the holidays during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood!

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Dates: 
11/15/2018 (All day)
11/16/2018 (All day)

Elf: The Musical · Nov 15 – Dec 29, 2018 · (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Dec 9, 2018)

 
Dates: 
10/26/2018 - 7:30pm
11/02/2018 - 7:30pm

Friday Night Contra Dances
A beautiful hall, lively music, expert callers…

When: Friday nights, 8:00-10:30 pm
Free lessons: for beginners, 7:30 pm

Where: Second Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall

 
Dates: 
10/26/2018 - 7:30pm
10/27/2018 - 7:30pm

The Grand Ole Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music.

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 10:30am
11/03/2018 - 10:30am

Stop in Parnassus Bookstore for stories, giggles, and songs every Saturday morning!

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 - 6:00pm
12/01/2018 - 6:00pm

Admire works of art from both local artist as well as artist from around the world. The first Saturday of each month you can enjoy this free art event from 6 PM to 9 PM in downtown Nashville.

 
Dates: 
11/02/2018 - 6:00pm
12/07/2018 - 6:00pm

The First Friday of Each Month is the Franklin Art Crawl in the beautiful downtown Franklin core and historic buildings!

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 10:00am
11/03/2018 - 10:00am

Each Saturday at 10 AM join us for Saturday Family Films at The Belcourt Theatre - check website to see which film and the suggested children's ages.

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Dates: 
10/22/2018 (All day)
10/23/2018 (All day)

Open 9-5PM for Scenic Canoe Rides

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Dates: 
11/15/2018 - 6:15pm
11/16/2018 - 6:15pm

Select Dates from November 15 - December 25, 2018 This holiday season, experience the elegance and sophistication of a Music City Christmas aboard the General Jackson Showboat!

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10/24/2018 - 7:00pm
10/25/2018 - 7:00pm

September 21st through November 10th at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!

 
Dates: 
10/22/2018 (All day)
10/23/2018 (All day)

8 AM - 4 PM thru October 31!

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Dates: 
01/14/2019 - 3:00pm
01/28/2019 - 3:00pm

Be an engineer and learn how engineering is involved in everything we do! This club features hands on learning where kids will design bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

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Dates: 
10/25/2018 - 5:00pm
11/01/2018 - 5:00pm

2018 Fall Clubs - Williamson County Parks and Rec - Nolensville TN
Thursdays | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | 7-12 years

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Dates: 
10/24/2018 (All day)
10/25/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Sunday || Sept 19 - Oct 28, 2018

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Dates: 
10/26/2018 (All day)
10/27/2018 (All day)

Fridays 6pm - 9pm | Saturdays 10am - 10pm |Sundays Noon - 8pm

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Dates: 
10/23/2018 - 4:30pm
10/30/2018 - 4:30pm

Saw It On YouTube Science Club

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Dates: 
10/26/2018 - 12:00pm
10/27/2018 - 12:00pm

TASTE OF TENNESSEE Select dates (See Website), March 9- November 11, 2018, Mid-day cruises on the General Jackson Showboat will present a musical TASTE OF TENNESSEE.

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 9:00am
11/24/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 9:45am
12/28/2018 - 9:45am

December 27, 28 & 29, 2018
NEW: January 4 & 5, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost $10/hiker

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 (All day)
11/10/2018 (All day)

Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.

 
Dates: 
10/25/2018 - 5:00pm
10/26/2018 - 5:00pm

Grab your favorite costume and join us on one of our 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun.

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Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 3:00pm
12/04/2018 - 3:00pm

Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities December 3-8.

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Dates: 
10/22/2018 - 3:00pm
10/29/2018 - 3:00pm

CRAZY CHEMISTRY SCIENCE CLUB

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Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 10:00am
12/04/2018 - 10:00am

December 3-8, 2018Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities!

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Dates: 
10/28/2018 - 11:15am
11/04/2018 - 11:15am

Available on Sunday Midday Cruises only! Join us on the General Jackson for Sunday in the South! Each Sunday, this rousing show takes us on a musical journey through a typical southern Sunday.

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Dates: 
12/04/2018 - 4:30pm
12/11/2018 - 4:30pm

Be an engineer and learn how engineering in involved in everything we do! This club features hands on learning where kids will design bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

 
Dates: 
10/27/2018 (All day)
11/24/2018 (All day)

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is held on the 4th weekend of each month, except the month of December, when the Flea Market is held on the 3rd weekend just in time for your Christmas shopping.

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 (All day)
10/28/2018 (All day)

Weekends Oct 13-28, 2018
Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in Mt Juliet!
Open weekends beginning October 13 through October 28 - no reservations needed.
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 (All day)
10/28/2018 (All day)

Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through October every Saturday and Sunday. To view the entire schedule please visit our Event Calendar.

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Dates: 
10/25/2018 - 12:00am
10/26/2018 - 12:00am

Sept 20 – Oct 27, 2018 ·All productions take place Thursday- Saturday (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Oct 7, 2018)

 
Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 7:00pm
12/08/2018 - 7:00pm

Second Saturday @ 7 p.m. in the Sudekum Planetarium of the month, we're bringing you after-hours and laser shows for the whole family. Tour the night skies, follow the adventure of a girl saving her family, and rock out to laser light shows!

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Dates: 
10/28/2018 - 11:00am

This family-friendly special event includes the rides you love at Holiday World, lots of fun seasonal activities, plus a huge new walk through adventure in 2018.

 
Dates: 
10/26/2018 - 7:00am
10/27/2018 - 7:00am

Friday and Saturday Oct 19 & 20 Oct 26 & 27, 2018. The ORIGINAL walking, storytelling tour of downtown Murfreesboro. Join storytellers as they tell the tales of haunted happenings, eccentric characters and true crime.

 
Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 9:00am
11/24/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 8:30am

The Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1, 2018, as the parade steps off promptly at 8:30AM at the corner of North 1st Ave & Brandon Street!

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Dates: 
10/24/2018 - 3:30pm

May - October | Wednesdays Afternoons 3:30 PM - 6 PM
Farmers Market in East Nashville supporting local producers and local businesses in Shelby Park. Support your local economy. We accept SNAP!

 
Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 6:00pm

Friday, December 21, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost $20 / person

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Dates: 
10/23/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/25/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/29/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/01/2019 - 7:30pm

World's Toughest Rodeo at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 12:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at noon Gallatin Christmas Parade A Tennessee Christmas" is a must see event each year. The parade route travels through Downtown Gallatin. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce (615) 452-4000.

 
Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 7:00am

November 10, 2018 | 7 AM

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 (All day)

Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising event. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, the events raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am
Cost: $8/hiker

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 2:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 7:00pm

MTSU vs Ole Miss at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/05/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/01/2019 - 7:30pm

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/02/2019 - 7:30pm

World's Toughest Rodeo at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 6:00pm

Our concerts are free admission with free parking. You gotta admit, that's the best deal around! The music always starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm.

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Dates: 
11/02/2018 (All day)

November 2-11, 2018

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Dates: 
10/30/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/09/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/21/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/05/2019 - 1:00pm

Monster Jam at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/05/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00am

Neighborhood:
--Mt Juliet East of Nashville
Business Location:
Mt Juliet Christmas Parade
Mt Juliet Road
37122 Mt Juliet , TN

 
Dates: 
11/30/2018 (All day)

Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/29/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/09/2018 (All day)
Friday - Sunday November 9, 2018 - December 9, 2018 || Daily December 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019 Make magical memories this holiday season with the Dr. Seuss classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at Gaylord Opryland Resort!
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Dates: 
11/25/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/15/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/09/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 10:00am

Annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises!

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5 PM – 7 PM Clarksville Christmas Parade, a night-time, lighted Christmas parade - a Must See for Kids & Families in middle Tennessee.

 
 

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Kentucky

 
Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
01/01/2019 - 7:30pm

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
03/21/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities December 3-8.

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Dates: 
11/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/17/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/09/2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 9,2018.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 8:00am


What’s a better way to kick off your Nashville Santa Rampage weekend than with the Music City Santa Dash presented by Rhythm Running. It’s sure to be a 5K Jolly Jog!

 

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